kara evans

Writing to you from my pink desk chair in my very own little corner of the world (aka my home office)...

Welcome to the Kara Evans Photographer blog where I share all the things - from love stories and encouragement for creatives to behind the scenes photos and life with our pups.

Kick off your shoes and stay awhile - I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Kara.
When I'm not photographing weddings, you can usually find me in my home office with snuggly puppies at my feet! Grab a drink (a cup of decaf, mojito, or a glass of rosé if you're like me), kick up your feet, and stay awhile!
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I LOVED this sweet family session! Amy and I have been talking over the past several months to plan their family session… Including Amy’s family of four, her brother, and her parents. So wonderful! This family is very tight knit + active, and I love that, too! For the session, the family welcomed me to their […]

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Eeeek… This family is SO adorable! Crazy excited to share their session with you today! When Jamie reached out to me about scheduling a summer family session, I was so honored! I am photographing her best friend’s wedding this summer, so it is so fun to connect to other clients in this way. Soon after, […]

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Oh my, sweet Oaklyn is THREE! And I had the honor to photograph this little lady and her family a few weeks ago. As always, I love working with the DeBolt family, and they are all about interacting and capturing genuine moments of interaction. The tender moments of kisses between Oaklyn, mom, and dad along […]

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Goodness, I posted recently that lately I have felt overwhelmed by the goodness and kindness of others in my life. God is good! It’s incredibly true. In July, I had the opportunity to sign up for another Happy Togs shootout – remember the June shootout I participated in earlier this summer? Well, I LOVE these ladies, […]

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Today, I’m sharing photos with some familiar faces to my blog followers! Remember Derek and Erin’s engagement session and wedding? Well, Erin’s family welcomed me to Worden, Illinois a few weeks ago to photograph the family – what fun! This family is full of life. I think that’s the best way I can find to describe […]

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Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to share the Heeren family’s session on the blog today! This family is as cute as can be! Last weekend, I met the Heeren family in Milford, Illinois at one of my favorite organic outdoor locations for their family session. The Heeren’s have three sweet, spunky kiddos – the twins […]

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Summer is truly in full swing with no signs of slowing down for a few more weeks! Just about the time that kiddos start going back to school is when my life as a photographer slows just a bit, but I’ll still be in the thick of wedding season – so much love! Two weeks […]

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They’re back! And it’s the Conrad family’s first professional family photos since baby Brayden was born… And I am in LOVE with this session! Jake and Jess are my cousins, and I have had the joy to photograph their family as it grows. Thank goodness for these sweet family members to trust me and grow […]

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Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure to get to know the Harroun family. This family moved into the house next door to my childhood home, and I have been photographing life’s milestones for them ever since! As the Harroun family prepares for baby #2, I was so excited when Ellyn contacted […]

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This year, I offered a handful of summer mini sessions! These mini sessions were set for my only free Saturday evening in June, and of course, they were rained out! My luck wasn’t very good in planning these several months in advance… But, as a photographer, it comes with the territory!  Thankfully, the Rabideau family […]

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Chicagoland wedding photographer based in Kankakee, Illinois

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